Iko Iko, Minglewood Blues, Peggy-O, Desolation Row, Mississippi Half Step, Supplication-> Let It Grow China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider-> Looks Like Rain, Terrapin Station-> Don't Need Love-> Drums-> I Need A Miracle-> Black Peter-> Throwing Stones-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: Box Of Rain
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June 18, 2009 Subject:
This day was my 21st Birthday. I stuck to the alcohol, lots of vodka, but my friends were all on another level. It was a great show, a good time had by all. After the show, we sat at the bottom of the hill and encouraged people to run down as fast as they can. Many people tried and completely wiped out, tumbling down the hill in the mud. I never laughed so hard. Fun times!
Reviewer:Ray D. 8 -
April 12, 2009 Subject:
Jeez you guys, an aborted Terrapin & you're ready to throw in the towel??
I'll agree, '86 was possibly one of the worst years for Jerry vocally and the onset of diabetes definitely didn't help matters, but come on...
There's not ONE mention here of the trippy 1st Set transition from that Lazy Lightnin' jam > Let it Grow ?!? I know some folks think it's a WRS jam into LIG, but listen closely & you'll hear the difference. I realize this wasn't the first time that transistion was done on this tour, but Bobby pulled it off best at this show IMO.
Let's face it, '86 blew chunks in large part but it was the year that I got on the bus so it'll always hold a special place in this deadhead's heart.
This 1st set showed what the band could still do at the time...and speaking as an insulin-dependent diabetic, if you've ever had blood sugar peaking out around 500 you'd know there's no recourse other than urination even if the Lady with the Fan hasn't shown up yet.
October 1, 2008 Subject:
Was at all Irvine shows until 87 and this one is pretty good. Jerrys voice and playing is pretty on and competent. Not soo much into 86, but this one is worth a DL I think
Reviewer:Grateful Jerry -
December 30, 2007 Subject:
preview of So Far
I enjoyed this show very much at the time and it was much better than the day before. The first set felt really good on this Sunday night and filled with songs that I always enjoyed hearing.
A lot has been made about Jerry walking off after only playing the Lady With A Fan part of Terrapin Station which did seem rather strange at the time. However, this was also during the time when Jerry and company were working on putting the So Far video together which also only featured Lady With A Fan. So far was originally due out before the end of the year but with Jerry's Coma that summer and getting back into the groove of playing that Winter, it was held off till the following year. I still remember Bob's rap in Lovelight talking about how we all needed to push back the night but I guess it didn't work as the next day, we bombed Lybia. I should point out a problem for me with this source is that it has the crowd for about a minute at the beinging of China Cat but then cuts off the very last bit of Lovelight. Rats.
July 13, 2006 Subject:
This event was by far the most bizarre event I've JG do. I'm giving it 4 stars because of the events of the weekend and the Box of Rain and Row Jimmy.
Reviewer:Purple Gel -
April 25, 2006 Subject:
Not Jerry's Finest Moment
Contrary to what the previous reviewer states, this was not Jerry "wrapping up Terrapin to leave it to the drummers (per usual)". Jerry abruptly walked off stage in the middle of the song. There was no Inspiration!!", no "spiral light of Venus", no "Crickets and Cicadas sing", and certainly no pulling into Terrapin. I was between the Soundboard and the stage in the center about 25 feet from the stage, I remember Bobby doing a double take as Jerry left the stage, seemingly stunned, and looking around with a confused look on his face at the others to see what was going on. He joined Brent in trying to save a little face by going into Don't Need Love. It was a very sad and shocking moment, and, to me at least, signalled the beginning of the end of a long, wonderful, strange trip with me and the band. I scaled back my touring, and for the next nine years saw the boys only when they played in my "backyard"
September 1, 2005 Subject:
Jerry has left the stage...
I was at the Irvine shows. My party-favor addled mind recalls (and much discussion with friends at and during the show) that as Jerry was wrapping up Terrapin to leave it for the drummers (per usual), taking off his guitar, and Brent starts banging away his indication that he wants to start up Don't Need Love.
Well Jerry Don't Need That, it appeared. He seemed to storm off. Maybe he needed the facilities, we mused. Maybe he needed to adjust his medication, we laughed.
Bobby makes an attempt at lead, like a trouper. Mickey & Billy make a harsher entry into Drums, and all seems well with the boys when they all rejoin the show.
July 5, 2004 Subject:
Yep, Jerry did leave in the middle of Terrapin. Brent took that opportunity to throw in a Don't Need Love before drums. I remember hearing a rumor a few days later that Jerry was having heart problems and needed to rest. Don't know if that was true but Jerry barely sang during the post drums part. It was nice to hear Box of Rain for the first time on the west coast in years and years. Desolation Row was also a first for this coast too.